James Engstrom

Geography, Georgia State University Perimeter College


James Engstrom is a Professor of Geography at Georgia State University Perimeter College in Clarkston, Georgia. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. His research interests include urban geography, immigration, and the relationship between race, public space, and performance. He incorporates the study of Atlanta into his Introduction to Human Geography courses through assignments involving census analysis, neighborhood field work, and community-based research. Dr. Engstrom recently co-authored an essay with Paul K. Bryant-Jackson on “Spatial Politics and Memory: The Urban Geography of August Wilson’s Radio Golf,” in Shannon, S and Richards, S. (eds.) Teaching August Wilson. A Modern Language Association Publication (2016).


  • Geography
  • Immigration & Race Relations